Deforestation in Brazil


Brett Penk

Everyone has heard of Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is a thousand-year-old rainforest in Brazil. Natural fires are burning and the government is not doing anything about it. The Brazilian President wants this to happen to open up land for agriculture. Between August 2018 to August 2019, the rain forest  lost 3,769 square miles of vegetation. That is 30% from year to year. There is fear that the forest might collapse, because the Amazon Forest produces the precipitation that creates rain. With the trees burning down, it might not be able to produce the rain that keeps the Amazon alive. The Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the oxygen in the world. There are millions of species living in the Amazon forest and there are also 20 million people living there including over 400 tribes of indigenous people.. If we don’t stop the deforestation,​ ​their homes are going to be gone forever.  The Amazon Rainforest deforestation is terrible and as a whole world we need to pull together and stop this and safe life, and thousand year old trees, and safe peoples homes.